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Cayman appears on mega ship’s 2019 itinerary

Cayman appears on mega ship’s 2019 itinerary

| 04/12/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): MSC Cruises has announced that its mega ship, Meraviglia, a 5,700-passenger ‘smart’ ship that was launched this summer, will include the Cayman Islands on its itinerary during the 2019 autumn season, even though there will be no piers in George Town when the ship makes is debu [...]

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Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

| 29/11/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS Business): The cruise sector will be enjoying a bumper day Wednesday as more than 19,700 people will be arriving in George Town on six ships in the busiest day of the year. Cruise arrival numbers had been down for this year at the end of October, as rough weather had impacted the calls, but [...]

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7MB #25 on travel website’s best beach list

7MB #25 on travel website’s best beach list

| 27/11/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has come in at number 25 on a list of the world’s top fifty beaches by a Canadian online travel company. Around 1,800 beaches were said to have been evaluated and some 600 of world’s best travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agen [...]

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DoT signs new PR deal with Canadian firm

DoT signs new PR deal with Canadian firm

| 14/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has signed up a new public relations firm in Canada to help promote the destination to that market. Although the DoT had a company promoting the islands in the country, Aerial Communications Group based won the latest competitive tender ai [...]

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US partner pulls out of deal with Health City

US partner pulls out of deal with Health City

| 07/11/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS Business): The faith-based US healthcare provider, Ascension, has pulled out of its partnership with Health City Cayman Islands, the East End hospital founded by the internationally renowned Indian cardiac surgeon, Devi Shetty. Since the state-of-the-art facility was first conceived and then [...]

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Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

| 03/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said he expects that more than 400,000 tourists will have visited the Cayman Islands by the end of this year, passing another record-breaking milestone and continuing the incredible successes in overnight tourism figures since he took over the ministry i [...]

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Cayman sends full tourism team to FCCA conference

Cayman sends full tourism team to FCCA conference

| 26/10/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Government officials were joined by private sector tourism stakeholders to create a 19-man delegation at the 24th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) ​Conference in Merida, Mexico, where they delivered the message that Cayman is open for business following the im [...]

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Pageant Beach proposal gets initial nod from CPA

Pageant Beach proposal gets initial nod from CPA

| 17/10/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): A  proposal to build a ten-storey hotel on the Pageant Beach site in George Town has been given initial approval by the Central Planning Authority after the project was granted outline planning permission last month. Despite a number of objections from residents, largely at the [...]

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Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

| 13/10/2017 | 64 Comments

(CNS Business): After several months of speculation that Dart Real Estate had acquired the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman but no comment from officials at the company, the Cayman Islands’ biggest property owner has finally announced that it has bought the luxury hotel on Seven Mile Beach. The [...]

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DoT makes impact with marketing awards

DoT makes impact with marketing awards

| 06/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) received three IMPACT Awards at the Internet Marketing Association’s (IMA) annual awards celebration held 29 September 2017 in Las Vegas. The DoT received the Content Marketing Strategy Award for Cayman Vows magazine, launched in J [...]

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Stay-over guests soar to new heights

Stay-over guests soar to new heights

| 03/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism’s promotional and marketing efforts continue to pay dividends, reflected in record-breaking summer statistics for air arrivals. After 77,030 visitors arrived during July and August, officials said that figures are significantly outpac [...]

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Moses lauds NCL despite CIG plans to overhaul

Moses lauds NCL despite CIG plans to overhaul

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): In a message to mark World Tourism Day, Minister Moses Kirkconnell has sung the praises of the National Conservation Law as an important element in Cayman’s commitment to sustainable tourism, which is this year’s theme. The tourism minister said the unanimous passage [...]

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Tourism ministry touts for business in wake of storms

Tourism ministry touts for business in wake of storms

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Ministry of Tourism is touting its ‘Caymankind’ brand as the government here does what it can to assist other destinations devastated by the storm. But officials are also making it clear that the Cayman Islands are unscathed by the recent trio of hurricanes and wel [...]

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GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

| 19/09/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS Business): The proposed new hotel development at the Pageant Beach site in George Town will be going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, but not everyone will be hoping the board gives the proposed project the nod. Despite enthusiastic support from government for the new hot [...]

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Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

| 24/08/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): With work on phase one of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project complete, officials said this week that they are also on target to finish phases two and three before the end of 2017. The first phase included the development of the new baggage handling and scre [...]

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